JNwine.com retained the ‘Regional Merchant of the Year for Northern Ireland’ title which it has claimed now for 17 years, confirming its place amongst Britain and Ireland’s leading specialist retailers last night as the International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards 2010 recognised the industry’s best performers at The Hilton Park Lane, London.

Judged by a panel of industry experts from across the globe, The International Wine Challenge is regarded as a signpost for the world’s leading merchants.

Awards Case 2010

Managing Director, James Nicholson, who has been in the wine trade for more than thirty years, said receiving the award was an honour for his team and a result of dedicated customer service.

“Gaining recognition from the International Wine Awards is an important achievement for us and it is a great reward for the all the team to be included amongst the very best in the industry. We’re passionate about our wines and invest time in getting to know each unique bottle and developing relationships with hundreds of producers across the globe. Customer demands are continuing to change and our clients are more discerning about the wines they enjoy. We’ve listened carefully to what they want and crafted our product knowledge and customer understanding into our strongest asset.”

Celebrated wine critic and author, Simon Woods, took part in this year’s judging and has also agreed to share his down-to earth and fun approach to wine at an exclusive tasting at JNwine.com’s Crossgar premises on 30th September.

Drinking Outisde the box with Simon Woods

 James Nicholson with Charles Metcalfe,
Chairman and Judge of the IWC